Land vs Sea
- Number of Players: 2-4
- Recomended Age: 14+
- Play Time: 40 Mins
- Complexity: Low Complexity
- Interactivity: Low Interaction
Part puzzle, part game. Play as either Land or Sea (or the Cartographer in a 3 player game). The basic game is quick to learn and quick to play, as player lay out a map. One player is land, and the other is sea, as you both play tiles you slowly build out a map and whenever a player completes a body or water or an island then it is scored for that player.
There are different ways to score with a number of optional rules to keep the game feeling fresh, and rules to play with 3 (Land vs. Sea vs. Cartography) and 4 players (Two vs Two in teams).
How to Play Land vs Sea
Each player plays with 2 double-sided hex tiles containing a mix of land and sea shapes. They take turns placing a tile each to make a map together. Land places tiles trying to complete land areas, and Sea places tiles trying to complete sea areas. Completed areas score a point per tile; land areas for Land, sea areas for Sea. Some tiles score bonus points for whoever completes the area they are in. So players may decide to strategically complete rival’s areas to gain their bonus points. Other tiles allow players to play their second tile, or steal a player’s tile - but not their last one!
Using 2 double-sided tiles (one side always revealed and the other always hidden until played) means there is partial information to plan around, and some surprises too. Players replenish back up to 2 tiles from a choice of 2 face-up tile stacks.
The strategy of the game involves careful tile placement to score from as many land or sea areas as possible, while minimising your rivals’ opportunities to score from the tiles you play. Watch your rivals’ possible plays, and control tempo strategically with Play Again and Steal tiles. Look out for opportunities to score valuable bonus points in your and your rivals’ areas. Carefully select tiles as you replenish your hand to prepare for your next turn.
The game ends once the last tile is placed. The player or team with the most points wins.
- Tile Placement
- Map Building
- Team Play
Shipping & Handling
Shipping & Handling
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We ship where possible by re-using materials from our own deliveries. We do this to minimise our own enviromental impacts in getting your games to you.
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